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Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Life: Section 8

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Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Life: Section 8

  1. 1. Purpose 1 Focusses around Worship Section 8-14 (Pages 63-116) Thursday 9 September 2010
  2. 2. Purpose 1 You were Planned for God’s Pleasure Section 8 (Pages 63-68) Thursday 9 September 2010
  3. 3. The moment you were born into the world, God was there as an unseen witness, smiling at your birth. God did not need to create you, but He chose to create you for His own enjoyment. You exist for His benefit, His glory, His purpose, and His delight. Bringing enjoyment to God, living for His pleasure, is the first purpose of your life. Thursday 9 September 2010
  4. 4. When you fully understand this truth, you will never again have a problem with feeling insignificant. It proves your worth. “Because of His love God had already decided that through Jesus Christ He would make us His children—this was His pleasure and purpose.” Eph. 1:5 Thursday 9 September 2010
  5. 5. When you fully understand this truth, you will never again have a problem with feeling insignificant. It proves your worth. “Because of His love God had already decided that through Jesus Christ He would make us His children—this was His pleasure and purpose.” Eph. 1:5 Thursday 9 September 2010
  6. 6. God has given you the ability to enjoy pleasure - through your senses and emotions. In this you are made in the image of God. What emotions can you think of the Bible saying God expresses? Thursday 9 September 2010
  7. 7. Grieves Rejoices Jealous Enjoys Angry Laughs Compassion [Gen 6:6; Ex 20:5; Deut. Sorrow 32:26; Jdg 2:20; 1Ki. 10:9; 1 Chron 16:27; Ps Sympathy 2:4, 5:5, 18:19, 36:27, Happiness 37:23, 103:13; Ezek. 5:13; 1 Jn 4:16] Gladness Thursday 9 September 2010
  8. 8. Bringing pleasure to God is called worship “The Lord is pleased only with those who worship Him and trust His love.” Ps. 147:11 Thursday 9 September 2010
  9. 9. Anthropologists have noted that worship is a universal urge, hard-wired by God into the very fiber of our being—an inbuilt need to connect with God. Many people find substitutes to worshipping God. “The Father seeks worshipers.” Jn. 4:23 Thursday 9 September 2010
  10. 10. Because of our different church background we tend to find different things worshipful, or meaningful as worship. In fact, anything you do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship. Thursday 9 September 2010
  11. 11. Worship is more than music For many people worship is a synonym for music or singing. This is a big misunderstanding! Every part of a church service should be worship. Music is not mentioned until Gen. 4:21 - yet Adam worshipped God Thursday 9 September 2010
  12. 12. Some people say only a particular style of music is worship - “we sing a hymn, then a praise and worship song...” Just because you don’t like a particular type of musical noise doesn’t mean God doesn’t! There is no specific biblical worship style - we have some words but no musical notes. Thursday 9 September 2010
  13. 13. Worship is not for your benefit Note to pastor: “I loved the worship today” Worship is not for your benefit - it is for God’s, we worship to bring God pleasure. Thursday 9 September 2010
  14. 14. “Stale prayers, insincere praise, empty words, man made rituals - God’s heart is not touched by tradition in worship but by passion and commitment” Rick Warren PDL (p. 66) Thursday 9 September 2010
  15. 15. The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men Isaiah 29:13 Thursday 9 September 2010
  16. 16. Worship is not a part of your life; it is your life It’s not just church services. We are told to; “worship Him continually” Ps. 105:4 “praise Him from sunrise to sunset” Ps. 113:3 David said, “I will thank the Lord at all times. My mouth will always praise Him.” Ps. 34:1 Thursday 9 September 2010
  17. 17. “So whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Cor. 10:31 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Col. 3:23 Thursday 9 September 2010
  18. 18. Take every act as something you do for Jesus, work becomes worship in this way: “Take your everyday, ordinary life-- your sleeping, eating, going to work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.” Rom 12:1 (TM) Thursday 9 September 2010
  19. 19. Point to Ponder: I was planned for God’s pleasure. Thursday 9 September 2010
  20. 20. Verse to Remember: For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation. Psalm 149:4 Thursday 9 September 2010
  21. 21. Question to Consider: What common task could I start doing as if I were doing it directly for Jesus? Thursday 9 September 2010

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